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An Inorganic-Based Epoxy

April 26, 2011 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) has developed the EP30LTE-LO, which uses a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials. The two-component epoxy combines outstanding performance with a low thermal expansion coefficient. According to the company, it is serviceable over the wide range of -60 to 250°F, and cures at room temperature, with 85 percent of its maximum strength developed within 48 hours.

Lash Any Cable

April 25, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Machine Products Company, Inc. (GMP; Trevose, PA) has added new cable lashers to its line of aerial utility tools and equipment. The Apollo Lasher, the C2 Lasher, the J2 Lasher, and the G Lasher are designed for the placement of new cables and lashing previously-installed cables. Each come with dual wire magazines for housing stainless steel lashing wire, a 6’ towing bridle, and a storage chest.

Better Dock Safety

April 22, 2011 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the Dok-Guardian Safety Barrier, which is a simple, easy-to-use safety solution for almost any loading dock.

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Improved Shaft Sealing

April 22, 2011 9:46 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The SKF (Norristown, PA) SPEEDI-SLEEVE was designed for shaft sealing applications with an enhanced sealing system, improved reliability, and extended maintenance intervals. According to the company, the system is useful for industrial gearboxes, electrical equipment, crushers, conveyors, fans, and pumps.

Welding That Adjusts To Any Power

April 22, 2011 9:45 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Hobart Welding Products (Appleton, WI) has introduced the Handler 210MVP, a new wire feet welder that is now available with a Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP) that provides the flexibility to use either 115V or 230V input power. A simple twist allows users to choose the correct plug, which allows them to start welding faster.

Keep Electronics Safe From Overcurrent

April 21, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The family of PolyTron polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) resettable overcurrent protective devices — from Cooper Bussmann (St. Louis, MO) — offers low resistance, fast trip times, and reliable protection, according to the company. The devices are ideal for protecting applications that are sensitive to high ambient operating temperatures or subject to frequent overcurrent conditions, such as I/O ports or process-control applications.

Protect Almost Any Roof

April 21, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has recently upgraded its multipurpose liquid waterproofing roof restoration system. The White-Knight Plus/White-Stallion Plus is a reflective, multi-purpose, single-component aliphatic urethane coating designed to maintain, restore, and upgrade the performance of existing single-ply, metal, smooth BUR, and modified bitumen roofs.

Coatings That Cure In Seconds

April 19, 2011 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Multi-Cure 9-30556 coating, from DYMAX (Torrington, CT), cures in seconds upon exposure to UV/visible light and was designed for rapid coating of PCBs and other electronic assemblies. It is formulated to remain on the edges of difficult-to-wet components and sharp leads. With a medium viscosity, it was designed to enhance wetting of leads, and is compatible with most types of spray equipment.

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A Tougher, Leak-Free Hose

April 19, 2011 6:32 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

A medium-weight thermoplastic rubber hose from Flexaust (Warsaw, IN) can now be supplied with thermally welded cuffs to provide a smooth surface and a tight seal using standard hose clamps. The TR T-7 Hose is reinforced with a spring steel wire helix, which allows the hose to resist most chemicals and is suitable for removing fumes, vapors, powders, and dust.

Purge HVAC Or Refrigerator Lines

April 19, 2011 6:32 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

TurboTorch (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a new Nitrogen Flow Meter that is ideal, according to the company, for purging HVAC or refrigerator lines prior to the brazing process. The meter monitors the flow of nitrogen gas through the lines so that oxygen can be displaced. The model NFM-TT can measure gas in two ways: standard cubic feet per hour (outflow 0 to 75 SCFH), or by liters per minute (0 to 35 LPM).

Long-Lasting Lubricants

April 18, 2011 9:00 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Ultrachem (New Castle, DE) has developed a new line of Omnilube food-grade rotary screw and reciprocating air compressor lubricants with improved wear, oxidation, and lubricity. Omnilube food grade products meet all of the requirements of the USDA and FDA H-1 regulations, 21 CFR 178.3570, and conform to the requirements of NSF.

Control Gases And Liquids

April 15, 2011 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spartan Scientific (Boardman, OH) is offering a miniature solenoid operator pilot assembly — Series 38KRE and 38KRI — which are designed to control inert gases and liquids. The 2-way and 3-way solenoids can be easily mounted to a flat manifold surface, and feature fully molded coil assemblies, plus either spaded or flying lead configurations.

Carbide Burs In All Shapes

April 15, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of carbide burs in a variety of styles and shapes are available from Rex-Cut Products, Inc. (Fall River, MA). According to the company, the burs are offered in standard-, double-, and non-ferrous cuts in oval ball, ball nosed tree, and tapered shapes — all of which makes them ideal for weld preparation and removal applications.

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Bearings For High-Temperatures

April 14, 2011 6:30 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Graphite Metallizing Corporation (Yonkers, NY) is announcing a family of tin-based babbit GRAPHALLOY materials for high-temperature bearing applications. The materials are available in NSF-certified grades for drinking water, and are FDA-accepted. They are environmentally-safe through the elimination of the need for grease or oil.

Shine UV Light On Your Problems

April 14, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight (Kemp, TX), a Larson Electronics company, has added the RL-8510W-1-UV365 handheld LED ultraviolet spotlight to their line of specialty LED lights. The light produces UV light in the 365 Nm range and has a pistol grip shape to provide comfortable handling, plus a machined aluminum body for extreme durability.

Go On A 'Star Teck'

April 14, 2011 6:29 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) has developed the Star Teck Extreme Director Cable Fitting, which is an adjustable, range-taking fitting, used to terminate metal-clad and Teck cable. The tool easily adjusts from 90 to 180 degrees, allowing for faster, more cost-efficient installation. A full circular bore provides for easy cable insertion, and alignment guides serve as reference points for ensuring that fittings are installed at the same angle.

Cable Splitting Made Easier

April 12, 2011 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seatek Company (Stamford, CT) has introduced a new model in the Roto-Split line — the RS-101B — with an auto-clamping feature that eliminates the need to fuss with a thumb screw when cutting different sizes of AC/MC cable. Any cable from 14-2 to 10-4 or 3/8” Flex can be secured without adjustment by squeezing the bottom lever.

Sealing, Filling Tape

April 11, 2011 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pres-On (Addison, IL) is now offering an EPDM tape that combines the flexibility of standard open-cell foam tapes with the sealing qualities of closed-cell foam tapes. The Pres-On P9400 seals out damaging dust, wind, water, and noise with a variety of roll widths, lengths, and thicknesses. It is excellent for filling joints and spaces, as well as for sealing HVAC installations.

More Torque Wrench Choices

April 11, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stanley Proto (Conyers, GA) has developed nine new Interchangeable Head torque wrenches and 125 head attachments. The wrenches consist of three electronic, two micrometer, and four pre-set versions, and come in 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” drives. Torque values range from 25 inch-pounds to 250 foot-pounds.

Tough Grinding Wheels

April 8, 2011 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

To expand their Vortec Pro bonded abrasives product line, Weiler Corporation (Cresco, PA) has added 12” and 14” cutting wheels in aluminum oxide and silicon carbide grains for general purpose cutting. According to the company, they are designed for use with steel, iron, and other ferrous metals, with a resin-bond formulation for aggressive stock removal and fast cutting.

A Better Tool Storage Solution

April 8, 2011 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) has developed new Technician Series toolboxes, technician carts, and cart garages. The toolboxes use a rugged design with drawers that are full extension, with a 440 pound capacity. According to the company, the addition of worktops transform the toolbox cabinet into a work area, and can come with surfaces in stainless steel, butcher block, galvanized steel, plastic laminate, or retainer top with a rubber mat.

Precision-Built Torque Tools

April 5, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seekonk Manufacturing Company, Inc. and Pro Torque Tools (Atlanta, GA) are now offering Seekonk’s line of Precision Torque wrenches, screwdrivers, and testers for delivery anywhere in the world. All of Seekonk torque products are manufactured in their Massachusetts facility, with an ISO 9001-certified commitment to quality.

Carry More With Modular Belts

April 5, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Duckbill LLC (Grand Rapids, MI) has designed the MobilityMax product line of ergonomic body-borne carrying gear, which allows for users to bring their hand tools, instruments, and devices with them in a modular fashion. The MobilityMax product is a system-based approach to upgrading new, or existing, fall protection harnesses that do not interfere with the ability to carry gear.

Improved Mechanical Seals

April 4, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of dry-running mechanical seals for mixers, agitators, and reactors that meets the ASME-BPE 2009 standards for cleanability is being introduced by Sharpe Mixers, Inc. (Seattle, WA). The Sharpe RD Dry-Running Mechanical Seals were developed for sanitary applications where product contamination from barrier fluids is unacceptable.

Variable Speed For Precise Polishing

April 4, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

DeWalt (Towson, MD) has launched its two new 7”/9” Variable Speed Polishers (DWP849X and DWP849) which deliver the power and speed control necessary for use on a variety of materials, ranging from metal to concrete surfaces. Both models feature a powerful 12 amp motor and a variable speed dial that delivers 0-600/0-3,500 RPM, giving users precise control of speed and power.

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